2022 Asian Studies Summer Sessional Lectureships

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Application deadline: February 15, 2022

Date of posting:          January 31, 2022


The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2022 Summer Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

  • ASIA 212 (3) Writing About Japan
  • ASIA 300 (3) Writing and Culture in East Asia
  • ASIA 305 (3) Asian Horror Cinema: National Nightmares and Specters of Trauma
  • ASIA 314 (3) Premodern Japan
  • ASIA 325 (3) Hong Kong Cinema
  • ASIA 326 (3) Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime
  • ASIA 355 (3) History of Chinese Cinema
  • ASIA 363 (3) Fiction and Film from Modern Taiwan
  • ASIA 365 (3) Punjabi Cinema
  • ASIA 367 (3) Contemporary Korean Culture
  • ASIA 374 (3) Imagining Punjab
  • ASIA 387 (3) Japanese Religions
  • ASIA 444 (3) Topics in Modern Japanese Fiction and Cultural History
  • CNTO 311 (3) Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers

For more details on courses and course schedules please see:


A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience in a related field at a North American college/university level is required.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for the receipt of application is February 15, 2022.

For more information regarding the department please visit: http://asia.ubc.ca/ 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $7,962 per 3-credit course. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.